Saddler is Still Thinking about Michigan

Monroeville (PA) Gateway ATH Cameron Saddler has heard the chatter about Michigan's early season struggles from many rival coaches, but that has not dimmed his interest in the Maize & Blue. As a matter of fact he may be making his way to the Ann Arbor campus twice over the course of the next few months.

The past couple of weeks were tough if you are a recruit that is interested in playing football at Michigan. You heard comments from everyone…. from students to fans to coaches. Most of it is not pleasant. Cameron Saddler is one of those recruits and he told GoBlueWolverine that it has been tough to hear.

“Man I have been hearing from everyone about how bad Michigan is doing,” Saddler admitted. “I am glad that they turned it around against Notre Dame.”

Saddler recently chatted with Michigan head man Lloyd Carr about the Wolverines early struggles and the youngster was reassured about what the future holds for the Maize & Blue.

“Coach Carr talked to me and said everyone faces adversity sometimes. He said that Michigan would bounce back and they did.”

The interaction muted much of the negative chatter coming from other suitors. The Wolverines are still in very strong standing with Saddler and his teammate/cousin Shayne Hale. That said, there are a few others still right in the thick of the hunt also.

At last glance Saddler had a list of four Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia and Syracuse. Now, however, Syracuse has been eliminated from consideration and a few others have been added.

“The coaching situation there is a little uncertain right now,” Saddler said regarding the reason for his adjusted list. “Add Pitt, Boston College, Kentucky and Akron to that list. I am just keeping my options open.”

Despite the expanded list it’s clear at this point that the top three schools mentioned have a leg up on the new competition. How those three distinguish themselves in the coming months could ultimately tell the tale. Michigan assistant Scot Loeffler has been forwarding Michigan’s cause and made it clear to Saddler that the Wolverines needs playmakers.

“I feel like if I go to Michigan I could play right away,” he said.

Saddler indicated he plans to schedule his official visit to Michigan for the Ohio State game, but that he also may still make it up to this weekend’s Penn State game in an unofficial capacity. Stay tuned.

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